An accelerator that helps tech nonprofits develop their products and raise grant money, Fast Forward, has attracted $1.25 million in philanthropic funding of its own.

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Fast Forward will use the money over the next two years to back tech nonprofits in its accelerator, mainly, but also to run their own business. Besides the accelerator, and all the mentoring, recruiting and events that go along with it, Fast Forward maintains acomprehensive, online directory of tech nonprofits.

Tech startups usually have an overwhelming number of resources to fund them, but tech nonprofits face a lack of investors – that’s why Kevin Barenblat and Shannon Farley co-founded Fast Forward in January 2014, to bring tech nonprofits a program tailored to their needs. Fast Forward recently admitted its third cohort of companies.

The entrepreneurs are aiming to end police violence, improve education, help foster children and more, with apps, data analytics and other technologies.

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